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Monster Hunter Online – Tencent announces closure of China-exclusive MMORPG

First entering beta phase in 2015 and exclusive to the China gaming community, Tencent Games today announced the closure of Monster Hunter Online. Crafted using CryEngine with IP owner Capcom, payments and new registrations for the game have been disabled…

Shengqu Games – Former Chinese giant Shanda Games re-brands under new management

I have followed the China games industry for over a decade now, and have seen how Shanda Games fell from grace from its market leader position in the country. Once at the top of the food chain, Shanda Games was…

Tencent UP 2019 – Quick look at new games announced at annual event

While the western audience tuned in to Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 over the weekend, the largest gaming market in the world was focused on Tencent UP 2019. The annual UP event is hosted by none other than Tencent Holdings,…

PandaTV – China’s 3rd largest live-streaming platform goes bankrupt

Live streaming, especially for content related to gaming, has been very popular throughout the world for the past few years, including in China. However, the country’s 3rd largest live streaming platform, PandaTV, recently announced it has gone bankrupt and dismissed…

Diablo Immortal – NetEase hints at Activision Blizzard holding out on launch schedule

Last week, NetEase held a conference call with various financial analysts following its quarterly financial call where they announced their performance for the 4th quarter of 2018 and the year ending 2018. Only 1 analyst, Alex Poon from Morgan Stanley,…

Digital Extremes – Warframe developer nabs Meitu as new China investor

Meitu is well-known overseas for its slew of selfie apps such as MakeupPlus (美图秀秀) with over 50 million downloads, while in the domestic market of China it also makes several smartphone models. Recently, Meitu announced it was looking into expand its…

Tencent – New regional gaming headquarters confirmed for Hainan Island

Just when you thought that Tencent is already a household games brand in its native China and has already covered the whole country, the mega internet giant announced it is going to build a new headquarters in Sanya to oversee…

League of Legends – New company formed to oversee and expand esports business in China

Yesterday, Tencent and Riot Games announced they have formed a new company in China to oversee all esports related operations and businesses for League of Legends in the country. Known as TJ Sports (腾竞体育) and registered on 4 Jan 2019,…

Genesis – Chinese developer reveals new sci-fi MOBA powered by Unreal Engine

While almost every game developer is looking to push out a battle royale game, there are still some which believe there is still a market for MOBA titles. Enter China studio Shanghai MOBA Network Technology, which recently announced Genesis for PC (Steam), PlayStation…

Special Report – Chinese government releases list of 80 games approved after 6 month ban

If you did not know, the Chinese government stopped approving games for launch in the world’s largest country back in March 2018. This also include games from local developers. There were many reasons behind this action, such as the concern…

Steam – Digital distribution platform officially signed for China

At an esports event held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Pudong, Shanghai, Perfect World and Valve officially signed a contract in the presence of government officials to being the Steam platform to China. While details are scarce, it is said…

Lost Ark – Rumors claim China server is starting Closed Beta soon

While Lost Ark has reached over 350,000 concurrent players in South Korea and has over 10 servers now, things got a little more worrisome for its China server. If you did not know, the Chinese government stopped approving new overseas…

League of Legends – Head coach of champion team terminated from position

Earlier today, the Korean head coach of Chinese League of legends team Invictus Gaming announced that his contract has been terminated. Joining just in May this year, Jung-soo Kim managed to take the team to new heights by winning the…

Perfect World – 2 new classes arriving in China server soon

The China server of Perfect World is welcoming 2 new classes on October 31 as part of it massive game content update, and they are known as “神机” for the Human race (female only) and “羽锋” for the Winged Elf…